In Federico García Comes to Be Born, the author dares to bring to life Federico García Lorca who was one of Spain’s greatest poets and dramatists murdered in the Spanish Civil War. In this play he is resurrected by two crazy women. They tell him what happened while he was dead. Upon hearing this news, he felt terrible and no longer had the will to live. He was told stories about World War II, Hitler, Hiroshima, the Beatles, Man on the Moon, etc. In this play, the author, Rodolfo Braceli, believes that we, as mankind, have a responsability to make the world a better place by our action. He says that “the resurrection is not a metaphor, it is a right and a duty.” He states that resurrection is the ultimate form of utopia. It is a play about hope.

The production was part of the eARTh Theatre Festival / Lorca al Desnudo II.

Maria plays the role Soberana Loca (The Crazy Queen).

The play is in Spanish.

The Opening

It was premiered at the Stage IV Roy Arias Theatre of New York on 6th November 2014. It run for two weeks.


Hector Luis Rivera, Arte y Teatro en Nueva York
The maximal aesthetic insanity was beautifully conveyed by the equisite actress Maria Fontanals, and gesture, word, madness, intonation and inflexions made her “Crazy Queen” a visual delight which persuaded us to believe she was playing an invisible piano just by touching the edge of the writer’s desk with her fingers. That’s how powerful her performance was.

Arte y Teatro en Nueva York (full review)
Jornada online
Los Andes
Mendoza Newspaper
Hola (Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors)


Author: Rodolfo Braceli
Directed by Raúl Rivera
Cast: María Cotto, Maria Fontanals, Enmanuel García
Light design: George Riverón
Sound design: Raúl Rivera